Broadcom has announced that the Chinese Wireless Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) security standard, which is required for all WLAN products sold in China, is now available on many of its wireless offerings.
Through a combination of software and hardware elements, Broadcom is featuring WAPI on several of its most popular WLAN solutions, allowing manufacturers to deliver a variety of WLAN connected home networking products and mobile devices to Chinese consumers.
The finalization of the WAPI standard has opened an enormous opportunity for wireless technology suppliers to help address China’s increasing appetite for wireless connectivity at home and on-the-go.
Cao Jun, Chairman, WAPI Industry Alliance: “China is home to one-fifth of the world’s consumers and boasts nearly 85 million broadband subscribers, which presents great opportunities for WLAN vendors.
As an important security access technology for WLAN, WAPI is being widely adopted because it delivers an enhanced level of security, more powerful management capabilities and a better user experience, all of which satisfy the refined business requirements of mobile Internet.
We are very pleased that Broadcom, the world’s leading supplier of WLAN silicon, will serve the exploding Chinese networking market, expanding its leadership presence in the region.”